Posts From Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.

Apple releases iOS 15.3 beta 2 to registered developers

Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 15.3 to registered developers. This comes after the release of iOS 15.2.1 to the public earlier today. This second beta build of the upcoming iOS release is now available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update if you have the beta profile installed on your iPhone. We...

Anthem is an iOS app that TikTokifies your Spotify experience

In our ever-evolving digital world, everyone wants to become a TikTok. What's a TikTok? It's an endless, vertical stream of brief content that you find yourself absorbed into. Instagram copied it, YouTube did, Snapchat as well -- heck, even Twitter followed suit. There's a certain appeal to this format, especially amongst the younger generations. You...

Twitter is testing a new search bar in the Home tab with select iOS users

Twitter continuously works on introducing new features and tweaking existing ones. Last month, the company started testing a TikTok-style Explore tab. And few days ago, it rolled out a "Quote Tweet with reaction" option to select users. The latest beta test by Twitter is a new search bar in the Home tab of its iOS...

You can no longer book an Uber ride from your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great device that the company keeps on improving with every new release. What once used to be a very limited wrist accessory is slowly becoming more capable and independent. The cellular models of this wearable make it even more powerful. They allow you to call, text, stream online music, and...

Apple will allow developers in South Korea to implement alternative payment systems

Apple and Google have been criticized -- and even sued -- for banning developers from implementing their own payment systems in apps. The two companies are notorious for charging developers high commission fees for each in-app purchase (IAP) a user makes. Last year, South Korea passed a law that forces the two tech giants to...

Tips and tricks iPad users should know about

iPads are great devices for productivity, entertainment, and more. These versatile Apple tablets are capable of doing a lot -- including building and publishing apps. And even if you're on a limited budget, there's an iPad for you -- for the company manufactures various models with different specifications and price tags. So whether you're looking for...

The upcoming iPhone SE 3rd Gen could be revealed as soon as this Spring

Apple first revealed an iPhone SE model back in March 2016. The phone features the familiar iPhone 5S design and was aimed at people looking for an affordable device. Four years later, the company released the iPhone SE 2nd Gen -- which has an iPhone 8 exterior and remains one of the best iPhones to...

Spotify misses its 2021 HiFi deadline, delays the feature indefinitely

Early last year, Spotify announced that it would be introducing a HiFi tier of its service by the end of 2021. This would allow listeners to enjoy songs in a lossless format. While plenty of people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between that and a lossy quality, it could be a selling point to...

XDA Basics: How to delete or deactivate your Twitter account

You've received a new notification, dozens actually -- likes, comments, replies, direct messages, tags, follows, recommendations, views, etc. Open, dismiss, clear, ignore, mark as read, unfollow, block, delete... When does it end? Never -- it just increases as your acquaintances do, unless you choose otherwise. Some of us just dislike maintaining an online social life, despite the...

XDA Basics: How to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch

Taking a screenshot can be needed for lots of different reasons -- technical support, saving conversations, etc. On iPhone, you can even take a screenshot with a double back-tap. What many people don't know, though, is that you can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch. Whether you plan to buy one or already have...

Schlage announces smart lock with Apple Home Key support

Schlage has announced a new smart lock that comes with Apple Home Key support. The Cupertino giant first introduced the feature in iOS 15 -- which allows users to store digital house keys in their Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch. When you want to control your lock, you only have to tap your device...

Instagram will once again let you sort your feed by what’s new

Last month, Instagram announced that it would be bringing back the chronological feed in 2022. The wait is finally over -- to some users at least. The company is now partially rolling out a new feature that allows people to choose what is shown in their feeds. This allows affected users to sort posts by...